Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
tab. >>> president obama officially began his second term of office today and thanked supporters here tonight at a reception. >> all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves. it moves. >> reporter: tomorrow mr. obama will be sworn in during a public ceremony. he'll give his inaugural speech then take part in a parade and series of inaugural parties and balls. here's a live look at the white house tonight. tori campbell has more on how mr. obama won a spot in history. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term now. he was sworn in in the blue room of the white house with chief justice john roberts doing the honor. and you can bet that chief roberts said the words carefully. four years ago he said the oath wrong. so president obama is the first to have been sworn four times. this morning, joe biden was sworn in by sotomayor. then there was the wreath laying ceremony. and the first couple also attended the ep
Jan 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> it is president obama's highly evened response to the sandy hook school shooting. a sweeping plan to overhaul america's gun laws. details came today at a white house ceremony. the $500 billion blueprint a is mixture of executive orders, and proposed legislation. the broader and more impactful ideas need congress to act. the president appealed to the hearts and minds of americans, while urging those lawmakers to act, and act soon. >> reporter: the president surrounded himself, with some of the children he knew gun laws will help protect. four children who wrote him letters. >> she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hardly. julia, i will try very hardly. >> reporter: he then laid out what he will push congress to pass. the assault rifles ban. require background checks on all gun sales. 40% of sales right now have no such checks. renew a 10 round limit on ammunition magazines, and more. >> the only way we can change, is if the american people demand it. >> reporter: then the president did what he could without action. he signed 23 measures, including t
Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm PST
.com or mobile ktvu. >>> three days of festivities kick off in washington, d.c. and how president obama and vice president biden geared up for the big events by honoring a civic rights icon. >>> frightening moments at a carolina gun show, that sent three people to the hospital and dozens fleeing for their safety. at ikea, we don't just design furniture. we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home today. imagine if everyday was just a little bit better for everyone. . ♪[ music ] >> some of the stars of "glee" were rocking out tonight as part of the celebration of president obama's second inaugural. the first lady michelle obama and second lady jill biden hosted tonight's concert for children of military families including usher and katy perry. while washington geared up for the inuation the president and vice president took part in the national day of service in celebration of martin luther king, jr. day. here is a live picture of the u.s. capitol in washington. everything is quiet now, but as andy rose reports, washington, d.c.